Inoperable

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Good evening, 

I am in need of hope. My dad was diagnosed with OC Stage 2 in Jan 21, however now been told that may have spread to nearby lymphs in neck. Awaiting biopsy on these, however shown in recent scan. In my understanding this takes him to Stage 4. He has been told the operation will not go ahead if in the lymphs.  He is 62 and fit.
Although feeling hopeless I have read many posts of stage 4 inoperable OC on this group with success stories! 
What can we expect next? Thank you.

  • Hello Daughter,

    I'm sorry that you are in this position. I know it's hard, but hang in there while you wait for the results of the tests; once you have the results you will know what you and your dad have to deal with.

    My husband was diagnosed as stage 3; after chemo he was stage 1. Slight smile

    Take care of yourself as well as your dad, Tiny ((hugs))

  • Hi Daughter, 

    I was just checking in, to see how things are now with Dad and yourself, 

    Here if you would like to chat

    Lowe'

    Call the helpline for free on 08088080000, 8am to 8pm everyday.
    Tomorrow is not promised but it always has potential. Aim for your potential!
  • Good evening, 

    unfortunately, my father was too unwell for chemo and rediottherapy. His bloods were always too dangerous and he had an internal bleed from the stent fitted so required lots of blood transfusions. We lost my father 4 months after the diagnosis. He was 62 with 2 children and 2 grandchildren (1 more on the way).

    my father only had acid reflux as symptoms and night sweats. In the later months he struggled to swallow which caused dramatic weight loss. He was put on drink supplements and ate rice krispes. I’m his diagnosis he was told it had spread to some lymph nodes. But a month later it was found in his lungs, liver and bones.
    He was given a stent to improve quality of life but this only caused difficulties. He had an internal bleed after this was fitted which resulted in poor blood counts and no treatment. 

    learning from our story, although I always knew he was very unwell, doctors always explored other illnesses until the end alongside the diagnosis. E.g. a chest infection was misdiagnosed as cancer has spread to the lungs. I wish I asked more questions in the appointments. 
    I also wish se considered not having the stent as an option. 

    I found the site really helpful and it gave me hope when I needed it reading the success stories. Unfortunately, in my fathers case it wasn’t hopeful but it certainly helped and comforted me throughout this journey. 

    I hope this story helps others in their journey. 

  • Thank you so much for sharing, experiences of others are important, I am only sorry that your Dads was so difficult and in turn you had such a difficult experience too. 

    Lowe'

    Call the helpline for free on 08088080000, 8am to 8pm everyday.
    Tomorrow is not promised but it always has potential. Aim for your potential!